Montag, 27. Oktober 2014

Vintage Shopping in Berlin // Part II

here is the second part of 'vintage shopping in berlin'. ... if you missed the first part click here!
today's i want to talk about the shops from the vintage chain kleidermarkt ... and the true vintage midcentury shop rocking chair

Photo: Wonderful, white coat over an exquisite cream-white dress.

Photo: Vintage; how you afford your Rock'n'Roll lifestyle.
all pictures from their facebook
you can find shops of kleidermarkt in hamburg and berlin (4 shops). i normally go to made in berlin at schönhauser str. 19 and friedrichstr. 114a and colours/bergmannstrasse 102. 
the two made in berlin stores are full with colourful vintage pieces from mostly popular eras like the 70, 80s and 90s, a lot of the pieces seem to be from the usa. if you take some time to go through the rails ... for sure you will find a few pieces from the 50s ore even 40s or 30s. But - you really have to check every single piece! some of them have issues like stains or rips which aren't always markted on the label.
the speciality of colours store is the back area. there you can buy vintage by weight! this shop is a little cheaper as the made in berlin ones ... but you have to check the items even closer for flaws ... but sometimes it's worth to sew back on a button or hide a tiny stain under a belt, if you can get a true 50s skirt for under 10€.
some of the shops have an happy hour (20-30%) on tuesday's or wendesday's, it's worth it!

these are the prints of some of the 50s skirts i bought there ...


all pictures from rocking chair website
rocking chair is a true mid century vintage shop. you find clothes, accesoires, jewelery and decoration pieces there from the 30s, 40s, 50s up to the early 60s ... the shop is well known for it's big collection of men's hawaii shirts. they also have a lot of lovely 40s and 50s dresses and ... i remember a cupboard full with colourful jewelery sets and soft plastic pieces. this place is a little pricey - but all the items seem to be in a very good condition.
sadly i never found the perfect piece there to take home for myself ... and i haven't been there for a little while, because i didn't had the time to visit the part of berlin where the shop is located.
for real vintage lovers, it's a must to check out rocking chair in berlin-friedrichshain!

next time ... some more shops ...

vintage shopping in berlin // part I


Vix hat gesagt…

Rocking Chair looks like the kind of shop I could spend hours in, so cool! xxx

MIS PAPELICOS -Mis P hat gesagt…

I couldn´t agree more with your comment. Thank goodeness that Halloween in this part of the Wold hasn´t caught up.

Anonym hat gesagt…

Enjoying your blog in England. If you ever want to sell that violin skirt, please let me know! :)Heather

wardrobeexperience hat gesagt…

Q heather: the violin skirt is still pretty knew to me and i could love it to pieces ... but one day maybe i let it go. i will think of you, then.

Rosy hat gesagt…

I'm so jealous that you can enjoy all these vintage shops, dear friend ...
Beautiful treasures !!!

peaches mcginty hat gesagt…

I hope you are ok! my goodness you have been so busy, I hope you got all the numbers sorted too, it's such a pain when the phones break - those skirts are absolutely beautiful! x xx

Jessica Cangiano hat gesagt…

Those skirts are incredible!!! Smitten, so very smitten! (Ditto for all the thermoset 50s jewelry in that photo.) Thank you for taking us on your vintage hunting adventures, dear gal. I really enjoyed this post!

♥ Jessica